Wall Street

Leonard Green picks up Lucky Brand Jeans for $225M

Private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners has agreed to purchase Los Angeles-based jeans retailer Lucky Brand Jeans from Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc for USD225 million.

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Jefferson County, Wall Street creditors agree on revised terms to end bankruptcy

Officials of Jefferson County in Alabama said it had arrived at a new agreement with its Wall Street creditors that would pave the way for its exit from its USD 4.2 billion bankruptcy.

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China's iKang Goubin Healthcare Group eyes US listing

China's iKang Goubin Healthcare is looking to launch an initial public offering, possibly in NASDAQ, next year. Before the proposed exit, iKang secured a USD100 million joint investment by Goldman Sachs & Co. and sovereign wealth fund Government of Singapore Investment Corporation.

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Russian Rosneft in talks to buy Morgan Stanley's oil trading unit

Russia's state-run oil firm Rosneft is looking to acquire Morgan Stanley's oil trading business for an unspecified amount. Morgan Stanley has been trying to sell or spin off the said business unit over a year ago.

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Former US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner joins Warburg Pincus

Former US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will be joining global private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC in March. Geithner became notable for his role during the US financial crisis.

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Twitter's IPO is an indicator for future startups

Both Wall Street and Silicon Valley await how the market responds to Twitter's IPO.

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Mobile advertising key to Facebook's continued favor with Wall Street- report

Mobile advertising revenues would play a huge role in Facebook's continued favor with investors, a Reuters report said.

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Wall Street firms may disappoint bankers on bonuses

Bankers might be disappointed with Wall Street as firms would be setting aside more money for investors.

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Tweeter trading symbol changed to avoid Twitter mix-up

Tweeter Home Entertainment Group was assigned a new trading symbol to avoid investor confusion when Twitter Inc. would start its public offering debut.

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Wall Street falls after no move to resolve US shutdown

US stocks fell that marked an extended two weeks of losses following the partial shutdown of the US government over budget issues, said a Reuters report.

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Wall Street declines as US government shutdown looms

Two hours prior to a midnight deadline to avert a US federal shutdown, US stocks closer lower on Monday.

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Manufactured US goods barely increased, fiscal uncertainty reflected

Orders for US manufactured goods declined in August which showed a possible sign of companies holding back their investments due to uncertainties in US government spending.

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Shadow banking precursor to another 'Lehman Weekend'

The 'Lehman Weekend' was the height of the financial crisis five years ago and may be repeated if 'shadow banking' would be allowed to continue without regulatory action.

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Banks face day of weighing up commodities after Goldman’s oil burned

181,000 gallons of asphalt that belonged to Goldman Sachs was burned after an explosion occurred at Elk Grove refinery.

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Facebook shares hit USD45 for first time since last year's debut

Facebook Inc. stock had reached another milestone following a rocky debut on Wall Street last year.

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